2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA (Official Trailer)
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On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will travel through Mexico, cross the United States from Texas to Maine, and exit North America along Canada’s Atlantic coast.

A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth and briefly covers the full disk of the Sun. This reveals the Sun’s wispy, white outer atmosphere, called the corona.

Not in the path of the eclipse? Watch with NASA from anywhere in the world. We will provide live broadcast coverage on April 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT (1700 to 2000 UTC) on NASA TV, NASA.gov, the NASA app, and right here on YouTube: go.nasa.gov/3OI7nLF

Weather permitting, people throughout most of North and Central America, including all of the contiguous United States, will be able to view at least a partial solar eclipse. A partial solar eclipse is when the Moon only covers part of the Sun. People in Hawaii and parts of Alaska will also experience a partial solar eclipse. Click here to learn more about when and where the solar eclipse will be visible: go.nasa.gov/Eclipse2024Map

WARNING: Except during the brief total phase of a total solar eclipse, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s bright face, it is not safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing. Indirect viewing methods, such as pinhole projectors, can also be used to experience an eclipse. For more on how to safely view this eclipse: go.nasa.gov/Eclipse2024Safety

Learn more about the upcoming total solar eclipse: go.nasa.gov/Eclipse2024

Credit: NASA
Producer: Beth Anthony
Music: “Fallout Instrumental” by Christopher James Brett [PRS] via Universal Production Music